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I Have Problems With Self Esteem

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    I'm really self conscious

    when it comes to what I say and do. I'm still mentally kicking myself for things I said when I was six. My worst problem is when I say things and realize nobody cares. Something I've been thinking about is a couple of years ago when I switched to a new school. The teacher was...
    Brimmless Brimmless 18-21, F Nov 14, 2014

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    My Problem

    My problem with self esteem is that I don't have any. None - Zilch. I feel like I am worth nothing. I look hideous, repulsive and any other derogatory words you wanna throw in there. I do get little bout of self confidence but it's never long until someone knocks that out of me...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    Kindergarden

     i dont know when it started or how to end it but  when i was in kinder there was this girl who would always make fun of me or say that im dumb or other  mean things. she would always call me fat or say that i was ugly and such well after that nobody would...
    trying247 trying247 13-15, F Sep 21, 2009

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    Self Image

    Honestly, I get really disgusted when I look at myself in the mirror when I don't wear makeup. I am very much exposed to a culture where you are not considered beautiful unless you are skinny, busty, have big eyes, a perfectly shaped nose, and flawless skin. I haven't left my...
    ASGKPFG ASGKPFG 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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    Kind Of...

    I'm a very shy person. Not because I'm that way by choice but because of how I see myself. There are days where I feel like I am completely useless. I feel like people would have been better off without me entering into their lives. I have this problem where I believe that...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2011

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    It's A Constant War

    It's gotten better lately, but it's still a real struggle to think any thoughts towards myself.  I tend to overreact a lot about things that I do wrong or incorrectly, according to me.  If I get a bad grade, I beat myself up about it, call myself stupid and horrible and...
    Wraith16 Wraith16 18-21, F Feb 15, 2012

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    I mean, why wouldn't I? I broke a weighing scale the other day I'm so ******* fat. I have man boobs that put some women to shame, a gut that is way too wide, a **** ugly face, hair...
    Radomguy1000 Radomguy1000 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    so lately ive felt more self conscious about my breast theyre small i fit in an a cup and my boyfriend says he loves how small they are and i know he means well but i cant be happy...
    Cuttlefishculler Cuttlefishculler 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's just something that I do a lot now. I hate myself so much. I continually and increasingly see how utterly worthless I am. I always feel the urge to slice my skin open to just...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was just told today that I can't be in an advanced class if in self conscious…
    prettyinpinkandpunk prettyinpinkandpunk 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    So I tend to turn to random people to flirt with and talk dirty to so I get some compliments because I never get compliments in my own relationship
    oddkid448 oddkid448 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I have sleep apenea and I have to sleep with a sleeping machine or everyone in the house will hear me snoring. I have been told that I stop breathing and a few seconds later, I...
    BiSeniorMale48 BiSeniorMale48 66-70, M 5 days ago

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    I've always had it. Ever since I was a little kid. I absolutely hate my body image. All it takes is one photogenic girl who looks so beautiful and confident to make me hate myself...
    prettyinpinkandpunk prettyinpinkandpunk 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Hello! My name is Emma and I’m 20 years old and live in Stockholm, Sweden. I spent my teen years having low self-esteem, panic attacks and was extremely anxious and insecure. Now...
    emmaerika emmaerika 18-21, F Aug 23

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    I am 26 and I lost one of my front teeth. Guess what? Chipped right to the gum. Dentist said there was no hope, unless I have money to buy my way out of such a tragedy...
    myfungasm myfungasm 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I got a new Laptop, and has Windows 8 on it. OMFG I own the thing but they have access to so much of my information. I don't seem to have a choice about using a password or not...
    TheRisingPhoenix54 TheRisingPhoenix54 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    Today my mother told me again, that IM FAT. She is always controlling what I eat and how I look. I am currently in college, I try as much possible to get fitness..but there is no...
    Bella1314 Bella1314 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    Tonight I cried my eyes out. I was on POF talking to a guy. We got along so well and even made plans to hang out. He asked for my Instagram and of course they weren't as cute as my...
    AwkwardBlackGir1 AwkwardBlackGir1 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    What's so ******* wrong with me that I WANT to cut myself AGAIN.
    brokenangel14 brokenangel14 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I was messaging back and forth with an old friend from high school, and the question of whether I had tried dating came up. I basically told her no, because not only am I far too...
    jdhammer84 jdhammer84 31-35, M Aug 18

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    I have no self esteem. I really HATE myself. I HATE being female. I HATE my brain and my body. I don't understand WHY God made me this way??
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I have low confidence.There was a time when i was the brightest kid in my school class but since going to next levels didn't work out the way i hoped for.I am not that bright...
    inception000 inception000 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I just really dont like myself, people tell me I'm pretty and all but then it makes me feel like people only like me for that, especially guys because i don't think I have a great...
    blooop123 blooop123 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I struggle with mutiple forms of self harm. burning,hair pulling,cutting, and other things. I have tried to stop,but its hard. I've asked for help and been forgotten. I always have...
    BaiiBoo BaiiBoo 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I have always had problems as far as trust goes, my family situation isn't the best. Lately I took on a relationship with a really great guy and he cheated but the only reason i...
    ShadowMgrove03 ShadowMgrove03 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I'm not an ugly person I'm (I've been told) that I'm rather cute. I'm a small woman and for a black woman I don't have a very big butt my co-workers like to joke that I have no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 15

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    I have low self esteem issues. I suppose all my life I felt like I was ugly. Being bullied throughout my school days made me feel less of myself. I do not think I have ever spoken...
    BreakingTheRules BreakingTheRules 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 14

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    I hate sounding like I'm whining or complaining but I really wish I had better self esteem. When I was younger I had braces and I was a stick (well I still am) and I just got made...
    Overtherainbow66 Overtherainbow66 22-25, F Aug 13

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    I wish that I can like myself for who I am even just for one day. I'm tired of disliking who I am. I've had a low self esteem since I was a child. :/ I feel like my low self esteem...
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 13

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    Low? haha i don't even have self esteem or self confidence or whatever it is
    someoneyoumightknow00 someoneyoumightknow00 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I think having low self esteem makes us give off an aura, a negative depressed one at that. It's an aura that pushes people away, whereas confident people can pull others towards...
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I am very sexual and love trying new things and love to hear ideas to try as well
    damonmink damonmink 36-40, M Aug 13

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    i don't quite understand what the big hype about recovery is all about. me personally, on september 29th, 2015, i will be two years away from it. but these past few weeks- i miss...
    xnikkkix xnikkkix 13-15, F Aug 13

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    Idk why I constantly compare myself and why I'm never fully satisfied with myself. I think it really hit rock bottom when my ex cheated on me and left with another girl. Everyone...
    Sweetlove23 Sweetlove23 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 12

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    None of the guys I've liked have ever liked me back? Except for like one, in the 7th frickin grade. I've only ever had luck with girls, and that's because girls tend to be more...
    sunshinebucky sunshinebucky 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I am a girl, but I don't feel like one. Everyone tells me I'm beautiful and feminine, so how come I don't see it, too? I look in the mirror and honestly feel manly. When I go out...
    memoryofadream memoryofadream 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    For some reason my self confidence just won't go up. It doesn't matter that i've had relationships, i get hit on - it just doesnt change the fact that i have no self confidence...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F Aug 11

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    Lost someone close.. I went to school with this person and a lot happened because he played me bad and he was sorry etc but i didnt forgive him ever he even offered to take me out...
    brittlynne brittlynne 18-21, F Aug 9

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    I have an over active imagination on top of poor opinion of my physical features. the combination takes its toll on the psyche which only adds fuel to the fire and boosts the self...
    Azureal Azureal 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    I battle with self harm since I was like around 8 yeah young I know but I been so strong it been 1 year and 3 months now I'm staying strong. If I can so can you
    joybabe16 joybabe16 16-17, F Aug 9

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    Me and my mom don't like each other. She tells me all the time that I give her the most problems out of all her kids... And she's probably right. I'm the middle child of three kids...
    simplycece simplycece 18-21, F Aug 9

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